World Vision International

Empowering Children as Peacebuilders

Peace is something World Vision pursues for and with children and adolescents. Children and other young people have unique perspectives on conflict, violence and peace. It is their perspectives that bring in unique policy and programming ideas that aline with the way children and young people operate. Their participation is important in identifying local solutions and influences that can be pulled together to achieve desired peace and social change. They also have distinctive ways of looking at the opportunities available for them to participate in building peaceful communities.

Around the globe, World Vision equips young people to be agents of peace in their communities. Children around the world have shown they can build peace in their communities and beyond. World Vision's approach empowers children to be agents of change, healing, and peace, among their peers and in their communities. For more information, download our project model or programming guidelines.

World Vision is not alone in this work! Nour, a young peacebuilder from Lebanon (pictured above) helped launch the Inter-Agency Guiding Principles on Youth Participation in Peacebuilding in April 2014 in New York. World Vision is also a founding member of the Global Partnership for Children and Youth in Peacebuilding, which is carrying out multi-agency impact research in DRC, Nepal, and Colombia.

For more information on World Vision's youth peacebuilding work, contact World Vision's Peacebuilding team.

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